In our hands-on workshop you will learn what you must know before you start your nonprofit and what barriers to entry and critical success factors you must consider. We will teach you which nonprofit entity will best serve your needs, how to develop your organizational structure, the legal issues you must consider, how to develop your mission statement, conducting a simple organizational assessment, establish your preliminary budget and how to develop your goals, objectives and desired outcomes.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone who wants to start a nonprofit organization or CEO’s, directors and managers that are running a nonprofit.
There are 1375 nonprofit organizations registered in Sonoma County.* The exact number fluctuates constantly, but you get the point. Thousands of good people are doing good things for other people, the environment and animals by raising billions of dollars annually for their programs.
Defining Your Mission – Writing a clear, simple, easily articulated statement of why you exist
Assessing Your Resources – Mapping internal and external factors
Identifying the Challenges – Step one in overcoming obstacles is recognizing them
Assessing Your Market Share – Identifying the competition and looking for collaboration
Evaluating Community Support – Looking deeper into who will join you and what they offer
Planning: Year One – How to reach but still be realistic
Establishing a Preliminary Budget – Budgeting from thin air is tricky but not impossible and it is essential
Being Accountable – Building in the outcomes from the beginning and charting progress
The Presenters: Daryl Reese and Fran Meininger
Fran has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, from volunteer coordinator to Executive Director, as well as membership on many boards, councils and commissions.
Daryl’s practice focuses on nonprofit law, business law, and civil litigation. As a former business leader and nonprofit executive, he brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the business needs of business entities and nonprofit organizations of all types.
$35; No charge for veterans and businesses affected by fires.